C#: Intro and cross-platform development

This entry is part 1 of 71 in the series C#

C# has been around for more than a decade now.

Microsoft developed C# as an answer to Java.  Java is known for its write once, run anywhere paradigm.

With C#, and with the open source .Net framework, you can indeed run C# code in Mac and Linux.

To run C# program in other platforms such as Mac and Linux, you need the Mono software platform.

Mono is an open source, cross-platform implementation of C#.  The CLR or the Common Language Runtime, an interpreter, is binary compatible with Microsoft.NET

Mono is a software platform designed to allow developers to easily create cross-platform applications. It is an open source implementation of Microsoft’s .Net Framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Runtime.

You can for example, develop iOS apps using C# by using the Xamarin software development tools.

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